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>> the next, author and lecturer steven johnson, bestselling science writer talks about the cyberworld, popular culture in computer networking as a political tool. mr. johnson is the author of eight nonfiction natural history of innovation" and "future perfect: the case of progress in a networked age". >> steven johnson, in your newest book "future perfect: the case of progress in a networked age," you use the term pier progressive. what is that? >> guest: my attempt to come up with a term for this new political philosophy that i see emerging all-around me. the book is a serious story about people trying to change the world and advance progress and who don't complete refit the existing model that we have between the democrats and republicans and they believe in many ways that the way that the internet was built, the way that the web was built and things like wikipedia were built using collaborative peer network for people and coming together and openly collaborating and building ideas, that is the tremendous engine for progress and growth. but it doesn't involve big gove
,000 participants from 24 different countries and all 50 states. the kenyan runner, steven juang, will see if he can reclaim his title from last year. the top purses for the men's and women's marathon, $25,000. there are five different races today, not just the marathon. but there's the half marathon, the team relay. the team relay will start at the same time as the marathon. there's the 5-k and the kid's fun run. a lot of excitement in down the baltimore but for now it's me and the chickens getting ready for the big day. >> chickens in downtown baltimore, didn't know that? >> you know there's chickens around. >> thanks, jen. remember, wbal is your exclusive home testify baltimore running festival. you can watch the race on our website, wbaltv.com. 5:07 and colorado police identify the body found in a denver-area park. after the break, who the body belonged to and what police are asking citizens to look out for. endeavour crawled its way through the streets of los angeles. first, a live picture outside. >> good morning. we are starting you off with a live view of skycam. a lot of people will be filt
, in a ceremony ambassador chris stevens cited as the highlight of his time in the country. achieving genuine democracy and broad base growth will be a long and difficult process. we know that from our own history. 235 years after our own revolution we are still working towards that more perfect union. so one should expect setbacks along the way. times when some will surely ask if it was all worth it. but going back to the way things were in december of 2010 isn't just undesirable, it is impossible. this is the context in which we have to view recent events and shape our approach going forward. and let me explain where that leads us. since this is a conference on maghreb that is where i will focus because that is where the arab revolution started and where an international coalition helped stop a dictator from slaughtering his people, and we're just last month we saw such disturbing violence. but let's look at what is actually happening on the ground, especially in light of recent events. we have to as always be clear eyed about the threat of violent extremists them. the year of democratic tr
that cost four americans their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. and what we heard last night reverberating throughout washington today, in a series of questions and challenges. what did the white house know about the danger? and the need for protection? even secretary of state hillary clinton weighed in. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: the vice president raised eyebrows and some outrage. when asked about the diplomats in libya whose requests for additional security forces fell on deaf ears. >> they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: "we" seemed an interesting pronoun for the vice president to use, given that the very day before the debate, two of those security officers testified before congress about their frustrations with the state department. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you are asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: today, mitt romney seized on biden's comments. >> when the vice president of the united states direc
president biden. >> what it was was a tragedy, martha. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other americans. i can make absolutely two commitments to you and all the other american people. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this and, secondly, we will get to the bottom of it. whatever -- wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us we will make clear to the american public because whatever mistakes are made will not be made again. >> this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem. what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy which is making it more chaotic and us less safe. >> it's been over a month since the attack in benghazi and the details of what happened there are still trickling out tai by day. let's start from the beginning. it can be a little confusing. on september 11th a group of egyptians gathered outside the embassy in cairo. they scaled down the embassy walls and tore down the flag. that protest was in response to a 14 minute youtube f
said president obama. you did a good job. >> yes, okay. >> steven -- >> if we do that we'll have growth. >> steven, governor romney is a smart, successful businessman. that pa rt is not in dispute. it appears like his plan is to cutting costs and becoming more profitable by 2016. americans are not employees of the government, being president is actually very different from being a ceo. i smoke with bill daley last week. he worked in the white house and the public service. he made a good point. he said a ceo can replace 15 or 30 people even in a big company and change it entirely. the budget is predetermined, the board knows it's coming. a president just can't do that. within the constraints of what a president can actually do, really, how is life going to be that different in four years if mitt romney is president? >> you're right. 's like trying to steer an elephant, trying to change the direction of the u.s. government. that's part of the problem. isn't it? i agree with kevin. i'm a free enterprise guy. i do believe -- let me put it like this. this tax system is a pinto. what we need
stevens and three other americans is quickly moving to the forefront. the obama administration under fire for contradictions in the aftermath and questions about who knew what and when. the topic dominated much of thursday night's vice-presidential debate and it's continuing today. romney camp continuing push hard on it. >> when the prp vice president the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. and we're going to find out. >> that was governor romney yesterday in richmond, virginia. how much of an impact will this issue have on the president's standing with regard to foreign policy. he's a surrogate for the obama cam paper. do appreciate you spending part of your afternoon with us, sir. >> great being back on here, buddy. >> a lot of con nutrition, a lot of second-guessing about what happened in benghazi. here's what republican congressman darrell issa had to say earlier. take a listen. >> they repeatedly warned washington officials about dangerous situation in libya. inst
out and interact with the people. ambassador stevens was very friendly. he did not want to travel a run with a large entourage, he wanted to connect with the people. in the to balance that. there is risk involved with that. i think what happened is there's not adequate protection in place for the ambassador. for the level of threat. host: you mentioned eric nordstrom. he testified this week, he was the former regional security officer in libya, the ring that took place, you can see it on c- span. what else did you learn from guest: this:the complexity of the situation -- guest: it was an evolving situation, we rely heavily on the host nation partners to provide a lot of security to support us. and try to figure out who was a friend of the united states. was a former khadafy regime official. it was very difficult and very challenging. and the capability for libyans, the wanted to do that. but the capability to provide that was lacking. host: eric nordstrom testified this week. here is what yet to say about security and then got a. >> for me and my staff, it was abundantly clear we
truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied team obama covered up an al qaeda attack in libya. >> they first blamed the youtube video. >> the intelligence community told us that. as they lea
have rebels around there that were part of the group to overthrow gadhafi. ambassador stevens had eight people guarding him. >> jennifer: wow. that information needs to get out there. it sounds like yes there was an unravelling of the information a bit -- or at least a leaking slowly, but in the end he is accurate that he wasn't told; that there was a request for additional security. let's listen to a sound bite from congressman ryan from last night's debate. hang on. listen. >> what we are witnessing as we turn on our television screens these days is the absolute unravelling of the obama foreign policy. >> jennifer: what is he talking about? >> well, again, what you see because of the arab spring is there are a lot of changes going on in the middle east and somehow he gives the indication that if we had kept power -- he ignores the fact that basically he and obama did in libya. and again, you can't blame the president of the united states for what is happening in -- in syria. so somehow or another they are trying to take this one incident, where a group th
, including u.s. ambassador to libya, christine. we are back with brett stevens and he had core natural board member matt kominski. matt, you followed the hearings this week. what did we learn that we didn't know? >> i think three things principally. first of all, we learned there was no protest at the benghazi consulate. >> nonat all? >> no. and others knew this much earlier than the administration. second, they definitely thought it was a terrorist attack earlier than they made clear. the third thing we learned, repeated requests to boost security he libyan mission were turn down and an elite force led by ltd. col. wood of 16 men was pulled out pulled out? >> and extended into the fall. >> we have a clip at the debate because benghazi was a big topic at the vice presidential debate. let's listen. >> our ambassador in paris has a marine attachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marines guarding our ambassador in benghazi, a place we any there was an al-qaeda cell with arms? >> well we weren't toll they wanted more security and we did not know they wanted more security. by the way, at the
questions about the necc practices. >> it raises questions. >> reporter: steven hoy is a professor of compounding drugs at the maryland university of pharmacy. he says that pharmacies are to work with doctors to make drugs for individual patients, but some compounding makers like necc crossed over. >> when they do tens of thousands of units they have crossed over from an individual pharmacist and patient to manufacturing where they are distributing that widely to all of these different states. >> reporter: at this point he says that the facilities are to be regulated by the fda, but necc never got approval to manufacture those drugs which provoked some important questions. after william koch's death, couldn't regulators have stepped in to stop it and if they had done that, could the deaths in the current meningitis outbreak have been prevented, including the one here in maryland? fda officials say they have been fighting to change that. and the health department in massachusetts tells us that after complaints of injections received on the same day that koch got his shot, the fda an
the same $716 billion in savings. on attacks of benghazi that took the live of chris stevens vice president pled ignorance. >> we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they want mord sek tie fact check? joe biden is wrong this, week state department officials testified they asked for more security and were denied. the white house said mr. biden was speaking for himself not the administration. on iran's nuclear ambitions. >> when barack obama was elected they had enough material nuclear material to make one bomb now they have enough for five. >> fact check? ryan is wrong. iran built up the supply but none of it is weapons grade. and experts say the u.s. would likely no well in advance if iran tried to enrich it for use in a nuclear bomb but this back and forth over whose facts to believe is not what will decide the election says bruce cane. he believes voters will be move bid what is ahead. >> going to be decided on which vision of how to proceed going forward is the one that the american public wants. so it's -- facts have to be marshaled under a larger theme. both s
that took the life of ambassador chris stevens vice president pled ignorance. >> be weren't told they wanted more security. we didn't know they wanted more security. >> fact check. biden is wrong. this week state department officials testified they asked for more security and they were denied. white house said today mr. biden was speaking for himself not the administration. on iran nuclear ambitions. >> when barack obama was elected they had enough material nuclear material to make one bomb. now they have enough for 5. >> fact check ryan is wrong. iran has built up the supply of nuclear material but none of it is weapon grade. experts say the u.s. would likely no well in advance if iran tried to enrich it for use in nuclear bomb. but all of this back and forth over who facts to believe is not what will decide the election. says abc 7 news political analyst bruce cain. believes voters moved by what's ahead. >> decided on which vision of how to proceed going forward is the one that the american public wants. so it's the facts have to be marshall under a larger theme. i think both sid
alert they can. ambassador stevens sent that cable to washington, d.c. that is on september 1st. in fact, the memo went out september 4th. how is it a week before nobody is paying attention to washington, d.c. saying oh my goodness. there is problems. let's get these people some more assets. these people need some more help. >> laura: what about the republicans voting for more security against the embassies? paul ryan got stung with that last night against joe biden. was that true or not? >> in the last five years the state department budget has increased 118%. this is a question about priorities. in fact, under testimony, we asked charlene lamb, who is in charge of the embassies and security, and we asked her, was there denial of more personnel in libya a result of a lack of funding? she said. no it's a red herring. something they put out there as a strawman to try to distract. when your budget is increased 118% over five years you have to make priorities, you have to make choices. we have over 6,000 private contractors in baghdad and, yet, we barely have two dozen in libya. >> laura: a
saved the life of ambassador stevens. >> is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security? >> absolutely. >> politics ruled this week that was, but the vp showdown, that took the cake. of course, sprinkled with a few zingers. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> zing. >> lower tax rates increase growth. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> zing. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it means -- >> zing. >> as for that first debate. >> i think it is fair to say, i was too polite. >> not an issue with these guys. >> turped into this sparring and it was very, very personal. >> personal and partisan. >> you have to be kidding me. >> in fact, the congressional hearing on the attack in benghazi got down right testy. >> it was a terrorist attack on a u.s. asset in libya and it was never exposed. >> i certainly hope that today's hearing is not going to be perceived as an effort to exploit a tragedy for political purposes 27 days out f
was carolly vetted. some was a personal journal of ambassador stevens. we came through our journal upon our reporting. >> what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. >> there is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault that it wasn't just a mob action. we don't have all the information yet. >> are you saying on september 12th high called it terrorism. he sedative terror. why were you seven days after we don't know if it is terrorism. >> i never said we don't know if it is terrorism. >> it was apparent to me that we were the last flag flying in benghazi. we were the last thing on their target listed. >> i said we would refocus on the people that attacked us on 9/11 and today al-qaeda is out and osama bin laden is no more. >> so how has the media treated this terrible tragedy and the investigation or the things we have learned about it since then? judy i know you shall fire on this particular topic? >> i am furious about the lack of follow-up by the media. the lack of an answer to questions should have been raised from the very beginning such as, there were
stevens did not leave the compound that day. he was -- >> greta: it was 9/11. >> he was meeting other people, the last visitor was the turkish ambassador toward the end of the day. there had been no report of trouble for people getting into or out of the compound until then. >> greta: all right. now, though, the white house says, we don't know anything. that's the jay carney said they don't blame the president, don't blame the vice-president. don't blame me. nobody told us. we are in the dark. >> there is no question, neither the president nor the vice-president will be involved in the nitty-gritty of hundreds of decisions around the world. but in a high-threat mission with evidence of al qaeda attacks against other missions, where for goodness sakes, the red cross has withdrawn with benghazi! which lives in the environment of war, thought it was too dangerous. that's something that the president and the vice-president, certainly, the secretary of state, should be aware of, all the time. >> greta: all right. nobel peace prize to the e.u., the european union. >> well, it could have bee
built it, and they came. steven gaines wrote about it in his book, "fool's paradise." ♪ >> it became a destination for the rat pack, for frank sinatra, the major stars were appearing at the found fountain blue. >> novak needed a queen to preside over his aqua-colored palace. he found one in a former coca-cola model named bernice. with her beauties a-- with her butte and charm, she was the perfect celebrity to make the fountain blue the scene of its day. ben and bernice lived over the store in a suite. then along came their young prince, ben novak jr. >> he was a spoiled kid. he was a brat. >> ben jr., don't call him benji, would be trotted out to shake hands with the likes of jfk, then it was back up the hotel zeelevator to home. birthday cakes came from room service. >> the kids who came to the birthday party were strange force him. just kids who were passing through the hotel. >> the friendless, lonely boy,liked by his father's help, lost himself in the fantasy world of batman. the superhero became an obsession. even as an adult, ben jr. was still amassing a floor-to-ceiling collec
, when there was a facebook posting saying that al qaeda was trying to get ambassador chris stevens on his daily runs. all of that was right out there. how could the executive branch not have known all of that. >> in the moments immediately after the attack. the consulate checked the security video and said there was no sign of a protest there was clear sign of a planned attack. so, everyone through the this process is saying that the exactly what the intelligence community provided us. clearly we need to hear from someone from the cia how much does the public need to know? we are not going to know it after the -- >> interestingly what eflerged that hearing wednesday shirley lamb who works at the department rejected the request for more security? libya. they say though because it was requested for tripoli, not benghazi. so the security wouldn't have gone there. there is all of this finger pointing this morning as to who rejected security. wanted more security. whose department is to blame. i don't know, there is a lot of blame to go around. >> we have a lot of guests coming up, mike
, still passing him on. >> reporter: her grandson, freshman garrick lee stevens. because he has a learning disorder, the aclu lawsuit would not apply to him. >> from an academic perspective there have been deficiencies. >> reporter: like 0% college readiness on the a.c.t., despite funding of more than $14,000 per student, among the highest in the state. joyce parker is tasked with improving the district. where does the money go? because i know there aren't enough books for all the kids to take home their books. >> in terms of overall administration, the district was not managed properly. >> reporter: she hired charter school operator, the leona group, to try to fix things. >> see you tomorrow. >> what they can expect from us is student achievement. they can expect to see student growth. >> reporter: none of the michigan schools operated by the leona group rank in the top 50% statewide. the leona group has only just taken over this system, which has been ailing for years. >> are kids getting sold short here. >> definitely. >> reporter: 1997 graduate keith blames the district for leaving him
itle investigate the attack on september 11th that killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans there. that will look into the circumstances before during and after our people were murdered. molly henneberg with the news now in washington. first to the letter, the white house has gotten from the the former cia director. what is in it? >> they say they are "disappointed" by what vice president joe biden said at the debate when was asked why the obama administration said the libya attack was the result of a protest turning violent. here is what the vice president said. >> why did that go on that week? >> said exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. the intelligence community told us that as they learned more facts about exactly what happened they change their assessment. >> general hayden and former secretary chertoff take issue with that and say in a statement that "it is clear that any failure was not on the part of the intelligence community but on the part of white house decisionmakers who should have listened to and acted on available intellig
in a ceremony that ambassador chris stevens cited as the highlight of his time in the country. achieving genuine democracy and broad-based growth will be a bomb and difficult process. we know that from our own history. within 235 years after our own revolution, we are still working toward that more perfect union. so one should expect setbacks along the way, times when some will surely ask if it was all worth it. but going back to the way things were in december 2010 isn't just undesirable, it is impossible. so this is the context in which we have to view of recent events anshaped our approach going forward. and let me explain where that leads us. now, since this is a conference of the maghreb, that is where i will focus because after all that is where the air of revolution started and where international coalitions help stop the dictator from slaughtering many people and where just last month, we saw such disturbing violence. but let's look at what is actually happening on the ground, especially in light of recent events. we have to, as always, the clear-eyed about the threat of violent extremis
that followed followed, tens of thousands of libyans poured into the streets to mourn ambassador stevens. who had been a steadfast two ambien of their revolution. one sign read thugs and killers don't represent benghzi or is lauber out on their own initiative the people over ran extremist bases and insisted that militias disarmed and except the rule of law. that was as inspiring as the site as it we saw in the revolutions. it points to the end dimmed promise of the arabs bring. by starting down the path of democratic politics, libyans and arabs across the region have firmly rejected the extremist argument that violence and death are the only way to reclaim dignity and achieve justice broke in tripoli the country's transitional leaders condemned the attack. they fired the top security officials responsible for benghzi. the government issued the ultimatum to militias across the country. disarm and disband in 48 hours or face the consequences. as many as 10 major armed groups complied. now militias and extremists remain a significant problem in libya. but there is an effort to address that now h
what message does it send to those no risk their lives to serve america? steven yates is a deputy assistant to dick cheney for national security affairs. steven, good to see you. by saying the words, quote, will never achieve perfect security, is secretary clinton implying that the murders in benghazi would have happened even if her department had agreed to the many requests for more security there? >> i do believe, gregg, she is putting a bit of a false choice or straw man argument. perfection is not what people are calling in here. it's whether reasonable measures for adequate security had been given due consideration. it comes down to management of resources. not the question can you stop all violence coming your waying. >>. >> gregg: they were asked about management of resources. state department admitted under oath, yes, we did turn down repeated requests for more protection in benghazi, when they were asked why. they said, well, there is no evidence that more security would have stopped the attack. does that make sense to you? >> i find that astonishing, frankly. it's a trag
on the anniversary of 9/11 ambassador chris stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has now made clear there were no protestors there. it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure, vice president bide snen. >> it was. it was a tragedy. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other brave americans. i can make absolutely two commitments to you and all the american people. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it, and wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public, because whatever mistakes were made will not be made again. when you're looking at a president, martha, it seems to me that you should take a look at his most important responsibility. that's caring for the massive security of the country. the best way to do that is take a look at how he's handled the issues of the day. on iraq the president said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mis
. first of all, ambassador stevens wrote to the secretary of state and others and said i know mr. are al qaeda cells here in libya, and i don't feel safe. those pleas were ignored. why did that happen? this white house and people like dr. ruiz, who are sympathizers and apologists for the greatness of america still believe that -- they believe that actually, if we apologize to our opponents, if we're just nice to them, they'll be nice to us in return. because of this our country is less safe, it is a much more dangerous place today than it was four years ago. >> thank you, congresswoman. dr. ruiz, you have 30 seconds to rebut. >> congresswoman continues to speak the language of gridlock. this is clear evidence why congress is broken. now, over and over she will repeat this incident in the city of plymouth, and it's a shame, it is a shame, it is a shame that you are trying to make me seem like i'm anti-american. >> six years, six years, six years. >> the beauty of america, for which my father and your uncles went to war for were to protect our ability to give voice to our american heritage
four americans, including ambassador stevens. he is urging muslims to strike back because of the antiislam film. >>> new information this morning about what may have caused a deadly plane crash in lake tahoe two months ago. according to the ntsb, a bad fuel mixture is being blamed as a contributing factor in the crash. the ntsb says their findings are preliminary. physician say the pilot reported concerns about the fuel mixture just before leaving the lake tahoe airport in late august. moments later, the plane crashed, killing all five people on board. >>> felony charges have been filed against a current county sheriffs deputy accused of hitting and killing two pedestrians. the chp says deputy john swogaren was going 880 miles an hour with no flashing lights or sigh reasons near bakersfield last december. he struck and killed a woman pushing a motorcycle. >>> a judge will decide whether a north bay teenager will stand trial for attempted car theft. he is now 18, but was 17 when he was charged with seven felonies. he's accused of attempted murder and a drive-by shooting on
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